Senior drivers are invited to attend the free Senior Drivers Expo at Hobsons Bay Civic Centre in Altona on Saturday August 20.

The quarterly event is a RoadSafe Westgate Community Road Safety Council initiative and it’s open to retirees or those thinking about retirement.

The expo is aimed at giving seniors a free, confidential one-on-one session with one of three registered driving instructors.

Jim Giddings, chairperson of RoadSafe Westgate, says organisers are committed to supporting older drivers and helping them stay behind the wheel for longer.

“The Senior Driver Expo aims to give drivers current information on road safety, driving, prescribed medicines and road laws,” he said.

“It’s an opportunity to get a free and confidential check on your driving technique to support you to drive away with confidence,” said Mr Giddings.

“The sessions are designed to identify any ‘short cut’ habits drivers may have adopted over their years of driving.”

Each participant gets a free, confidential once-over of their vehicle and advice from professionals such as VicRoads Roadworthy Officers on how to keep cars roadworthy.

“Each participant will receive tyre care advice from a VicRoads tyre expert and there’l

l be the opportunity to ask highway patrol questions,” he said.

The free pack includes a reusable carry bag, a copy of the

Senior Drivers Handbook and Driving in Victoria: Rules and Responsibilities.

“We can all be better drivers with a few simple things, like keeping up with new road laws, making sure our health is as good as can be, getting rid of bad driving habits and keeping our cars in good condition,” Mr Giddings said.

  • Bookings essential and places are limited.
  • To secure a place contact Leigh on 9315 9464. Morning tea and light lunch will be supplied.
  • Attendees should bring their car, a notebook and pen.
  • Runs from 9.45am-2.30pm.